Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Jonathan Downs



Marker ID: SCHM 30-8
Location: about 5 miles W of Laurens on SC 252, then left on Road 398 about 2 miles to the marker
County: Laurens
Coordinates: N 34° 27.667    W 082° 7.004
  34.46111666    -82.11673333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

One of the Justices of the Peace to select a courthouse site for Laurens County, Jonathan Downs was a member of the 1st & 2nd Provincial Congresses and served in the South Carolina General Assembly. His Revolutionary War service included the Laurens County battles of Lindley´s Fort (1776), where he was commander, & Hayes´ Station (1781). He died in 1818.

Erected by Laurens County Council and Laurens County Historical Society - 1990


Notes:

Two sided - Lindley's Fort

Explore more:
South Carolina Department of Archives and History - Lindley's Fort Site

Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC